I’ve been meaning to add some yoga and ball exercises for awhile. I just never seemed to have the time, every time the little one is napping I’m rushing to get dishes done, or sorting laundry, or stealing a bit of time for reading. I feel like that’s another excuse though. I really want to start doing yoga again. I love the way yoga makes me feel. So what’s stopping me? I have time for a quick 15-30 minute session while he’s napping after all. I’ll just have to give up some time on my laptop… no big deal.
So I started that up today. I plan to do it on the days I’m not jogging. I don’t want to overdo it, but I do want to get a more rounded workout. Jogging is great, but I think I need to work my muscles in a different way if I want to see better results. So on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and sometimes Friday I want to jog. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Saturday I want to do at least 10 minutes of yoga, and a set of ball exercises.
I have a previous workout I put together on yogajournal.com that I’m going to restart for now. I might revise it as time goes on, but I’ll mostly be doing sun salutes, downward dog, cat/cow pose, plank pose, dolphin pose, and some warrior/triangle poses. In addition, some ball squats, crunches, and push-ups. There are a lot more of those exercises, I have a booklet with them, but just to start out those ones. I know from experience that I’m going to be really sore tomorrow, especially my arms and core. I’m out of shape and it’s going to take a lot to build myself back up. I’m hoping that my c-section area doesn’t bother me too much. I’ve found that when I do crunches or anything it gets pretty sore there, more so than it used to.
I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.